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Funky Monkey Wine Company, Orlando

Funky Monkey Wine Company - Orlando, Florida
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Funky Monkey Wine Company
912 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803Map
+1 407 427 1447
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: American
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It’s hard to categorize Funky Monkey Wine Company.  The original Funky Monkey in the Mills 50 district is a small, intimate space with dark wood floors and an overstuffed attic kind of décor. The menu combines Modern American with superb sushi and seafood and a terrific wine list. Standards include ostrich with a sauce made from blackberries, blueberries, pears, brandy, butter and shallots that’s been reduced to near-marmalade consistency; bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with soy-ginger glaze; and drunken jumbo scallops served with Maine lobster mashed potatoes. Then there are the sushi rolls. The Fire Monkey combines an Ahi tuna and cucumber filling with a dusting of jalapeno-and habanero-soaked masago (smelt fish eggs).

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By Lawrence | Posted 09/20/13
  September 20, 2013 Friday night at 7:00 pm went to the Funky Monkey Wine Company on Mills for Magic dining, What a total disappointment Years ago this place was great but now I’ll be surprised if they’re still in business a year from now. I have no one to blame but myself because about 6 months ago I saw one of these Groupon deal for this place and I thought they must be in trouble. Why else would they need to do a giveaway like that. Lets face it, meal deals are for new restaurants trying to get people in the seats but when you see a well established place trying to fill seats that way they are one step short of calling Chef Gordon Ramsay. Here’s what happened; besides there only being 4 full tables and the rest of the place empty on a Friday night at 7PM we ordered 2008 bottle of wine no presentation she just opened it and poured. My friend John said, ‘not as good as I remembered it’ looked at the bottle and it was a 2010. in wine 2 years makes a different. Then the food finally came (over an hour later). My fish was dry and overcooked. I took two bites out of it and told the server, she took it away and the manager came back and said your fish was fine, we tasted it and you’re not getting a new one or the old on either, here is your bill. I spent $35.00 for half an avocado appetizer and two bites of fish. I am not telling anyone not to go there but when you do “Remember it is own damn fault”...   Read More
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Restaurant General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
  • Takeout Available: Yes
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18 th most recommended restaurant in Orlando, FL